Maintenance

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September 17, 2012

You Can't Ignore Your Brakes

There's nothing like a smack up side the head with a two-by-four to get your attention. That's what the Federal Motor Carrier Administration is doing to maintenance with its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program

August 1, 2012

Plug in pallet jack's batteries right in the trailer with TAPS

Plugging motorized pallet jacks into warehouse power supplies is so old. There's a new solution to the battery charging chore. Leave it in the trailer and charge it right there

May 2, 2012

Regular Tire Pressure Checks are Worthwhile

Weekly tire pressure checks might seem unrealistically ambitious, but given what's at stake in terms of tread wear and tire life, it's a worthwhile goal. Regular tire inspections should, obviously, include pressure checks

May 2, 2012

Protecting Your Investment With Proper Tire Inspections

There's more to a proper tire inspection than kicking it with a cold boot

October 19, 2011

Werner outfitting entire trailer fleet with tire inflation systems

Tires are expensive and prices keep rising, so they're worth protecting by keeping them properly inflated. That's not easy with a large fleet's trailers, which can be scattered around the country and don't often pass through its inspection and maintenance stations

September 26, 2011

'Roadability' defects found in 17% of intermodal chassis inspected

Federal and state inspectors are not finding a lot of "roadability" problems with container chassis, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's chief safety officer, Jack Van Steenburg.

August 8, 2011

Pre-trip preparations can maximize reefer uptime in hot summer temperatures

If something on a reefer unit is going to fail, it's likely to happen when components are working hard to overcome summer heat

January 5, 2011

Where To Go When You've Turned Over That Dump Trailer

Imagine that you banged up your car and you've sent it to the factory for fixing. You can't do that, but if you own a dump or flatbed trailer, you can

September 9, 2010

Dealers Offer Maintenance Tips for Neglected Trailer Brakes

With more freight moving as the economy revives, fleets are pulling dormant trailers away from fences and putting them into service. But those trailers probably sat through at least one harsh winter and summer, and maintenance on them may have been neglected.

July 7, 2010

Tips for Inspecting and Maintaining Air Suspensions

Air suspensions are in wide use on trailers and getting more popular. To some fleets, air-ride equipment is new, and maintenance people might not be aware of proper inspection and repair procedures

November 1, 2008

Maintenance Report: Trailers

Attention to detail in spec'ing and maintaining trailers pays off in longer life and lower maintenance costs.

July 1, 2008

Brake Maintenance

Vehicle duty cycles, type of operation, drivers, inspection practices and weather all play a part in establishing good brake maintenance procedures.

March 1, 2008

Roadway Reforms

Congress asked for the report in preparation for the 2009 reauthorization of the law that controls how we govern and pay for the system.

July 1, 2007

Psychic On board

Today's truck technology and computing power can predict failures before they happen.

April 1, 2007

Creating Peace In The Shop

Your drivers and your mechanics need not be adversaries, even though they speak different languages.

February 1, 2007

A Little Help from your Oem

Programs to help fleets manage their maintenance on the road are available from truck OEMs.

May 1, 2006

Box On Wheels No More

A number of factors are prompting fleet managers to take a closer look at trailer maintenance.

April 1, 2006

Gentlemen, Start Your New Engines

This comprehensive report provides the latest clean diesel developments.

February 1, 2006

Repairs on the Run

When you're talking OTR service, it all boils down to choices.

February 1, 2006

Spec'ing For Low Maintenance

Certain equipment allows trucks to run longer without scheduled or unscheduled work. Here are some examples.

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